Previous Jan 2009Next Archives About iBi Dr. Sara Rusch University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria As Regional Dean of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, Dr. Sara Rusch guides staff, faculty and students in fulfilling the institution’s mission: to lead collaboration to improve health. Ethics, Healthcare and the Flip Side of Credibility Jan Wright, Publisher, iBi This issue focuses on one of our economic bright spots—the field of healthcare—and nowhere is the diversification of our economy more evident. Making Breakthroughs Happen by Amy Groh Whether you know it or not, medical research plays a significant role in the Peoria community, both in terms of healthy living and economic development. Our Mission: High-Value Healthcare by Gail Amundson, MD Quality Quest for Health Quality Quest for Health is on a mission to bring people together to create healthy communities with high-value healthcare. Our Quest to Transform Healthcare by Julie Gray Quality Quest for Health Why transform healthcare? There are three things most people will agree on when asked this question. Healthcare is expensive, it is imperfect, and it is ineffective. Obama's Healthcare Plan Wait and See by Liz Larson Health Alliance Medical Plans Campaign promises often do not amount to improved policies, but some change seems imminent when it comes to healthcare coverage. Healthcare for All Americans By Brad McMillan Institute for Principled Leadership in Public Service An unprecedented alliance of advocacy groups urge the new president to make healthcare reform a top priority in his first 100 days. IWIRC: Raising Standards in Occupational Health by Amy Groh The Illinois Work Injury Resource Center is one of the largest occupational medicine providers in the state. Healthcare At the Heart of Our Economy by Jessica Moroz Economic Development Council for Central Illinois Representing over 15 percent of the workforce in the Tri-County Area, healthcare is one of our top industries. Taking Central Illinois Well Into the Future W. Michael Bryant, Methodist Medical Center New technologies and other advances are changing the way we deliver care. Caring for Patients and Employees Keith Steffen, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center OSF was recently awarded the HeartMath Hospital Designation and Continuity of Care Award. State-of-the-Art Cancer Treatment in Central Illinois by Kollet Walty Illinois CancerCare Improved treatments and research have raised the average survival rate to over 70 percent. Trends in Healthcare Interior Design by Sarah Kathro Farnsworth Group The traditional sterile, uninviting environment can prohibit a healthy and productive recovery. Using Information Technology to Deliver Outstanding Healthcare by Sarah Storey Smiles Methodist Medical Center Advances in information technology are continually improving the quality and safety of healthcare delivery. Corporate Wellness Strategies: Medical Self-Care by Matthew J. McMillin, MD Optimum Health Solutions Comprehensive worksite wellness programs and medical self-care guidelines are effective tools in the battle against escalating healthcare costs. Getting the Most From Healthcare Dollars by Colleen Klehr RSM McGladrey Savvy companies are taking a multifaceted approach to their employee healthcare expenses. Specialty Addiction Recovery Services in Our Own Backyard by Libby Bier Illinois Institute for Addiction Recovery For nearly 30 years, the Illinois Institute for Addiction Recovery has provided addiction services to men and women, adolescents and adults. Effective Healthcare Marketing Michelle Lefebvre, DLA Creative, Inc. Marketing your healthcare organization can promote credibility, visibility, profitability and education for the greater good. Improvements in Alcoholism and Drug Dependency Treatments by Dr. Arun Pinot, David Moore and Michael Boyle Fayette Companies The treatment of alcoholism and drug addiction is undergoing revolutionary change after decades of status quo. Peoria Medical Society Hosts Breakfast Meeting On October 22nd, the Peoria Medical Society sponsored a breakfast meeting to meet with small to mid-sized employers. Battling Bunions by Jeffrey F. Traina, MD Advanced Orthopedics More than uncomfortable and unattractive, bunions can be unbearable. Region Downtown Peoria's New AnchorMayor Jim Ardis - City of Peoria Value is King: A Silver LiningBrent Lonteen, Peoria Area Convention & Visitors Bureau An IntroductionThomas O'Neill III, Peoria County Board By the Community, For the Communityby Tara Gerstner Peoria Promise Foundation The Economy: What's Happening LocallyJim McConoughey - Heartland Partnership Finance Tightening the BeltJR Runkel - Fortner Insurance Agency, Inc. Non-Taxable Charitable Gifts from IRAsScott Elger - Robert W. Baird & Co. Workplace Top 10 Small-Business Advertising Mistakes to Avoidby Jean C. Joachim Open My Own Business…Now?by Joseph R. Cardamone United States Federation of Small Businesses FMLA Changes You Need to Make NowMary Pille - Employers' Association Leading in Turbulent TimesMark Baer, IMEC More... The Big ThreeGary Uftring, Uftring Auto Group Adding Up Corn PricesPatrick Kirchhofer - Peoria County Farm Bureau Community Colleges for Healthcare CareersDr. John Erwin - Illinois Central College Balance What Was Tops in '08? Google, Yahoo and Ask.com recently released lists of the top internet searches of 2008.